Overview

Founded in 1890 by John and Abby MacDuffie, The MacDuffie School has fostered intellectual habits of mind, high ethical standards, and respect for diversity in students for more than 130 years.The MacDuffie School is a co-educational college preparatory school for grades 6 – 12 offering a challenging academic curriculum as well as leadership opportunities and a wide range of extracurricular programs in the arts, athletics, and community service. Our graduates attend some of the country’s most selective colleges and universities and continue on to successful, rewarding careers.
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The MacDuffie School With Reviews, Requirements 2024 | FindingSchool

A- Boarding
B+ Matriculation
A Academics
B+ Extracurricular activities
A Community
A+ Reviews
A+ Int. student mgmt

Boarding Grades: 6-12, PG
Co-ed
Rural
ESL: Yes
Boarding Tuition: $62,450
Day S. Tuition: $33,450
# of Students: 230
Boarding Rate: 63%
Teacher:Student: 1:5%
International Student: 60%
AP Courses: 16
Endowment: $10,870/stu.
Faculty w/ adv. degree: 76%
SAT: 1246/1600
IB: No
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Matriculation

Ranking University/College Students
#9 California Institute of Technology 1
#9 Northwestern University 1
LAC #2 Amherst College 1
#14 Washington University in St. Louis 3
#20 University of California: Los Angeles 2
#28 University of California: Santa Barbara 1
#34 University of California: San Diego 2
#36 University of California: Irvine 2
#38 University of California: Davis 3
#42 University of Wisconsin-Madison 2
#47 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 3
#49 Ohio State University: Columbus Campus 3
#55 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1
#59 Syracuse University 1
#62 Rutgers University 3
#63 University of Connecticut 1
#68 University of Minnesota: Twin Cities 1
LAC #17 Colby College 1
#103 Clark University 1
#115 Fairfield University 1
#166 Bradley University 1
#166 Hofstra University 1
LAC #35 College of the Holy Cross 1
LAC #45 Union College 1
#234 Western New England University 2
American Musical Dramatic Academy 1
Berklee College of Music 1
Holyoke Community College 1
John Hopkins 1
Kings College London University of London 1
Merrimack College 1
Pennsylvania State University Penn State Main Campus 2
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 1
stony brook university, state university of new york 2
SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill 1
SUNY College of Technology at Delhi 1
Universiteit van Amsterdam 1
University of Guelph 1
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AP Courses

(Total 16)
Statistics
English Language and Composition
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chemistry
English Literature and Composition
Latin
French Language and Culture
Spanish Language and Culture
Physics 1
Statistics
English Language and Composition
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chemistry
English Literature and Composition
Latin
French Language and Culture
Spanish Language and Culture
Physics 1
Physics 2
Biology
Environmental Science
United States History
World History
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Sports

(Total 11)
Badminton
Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Ultimate Frisbee
Badminton
Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Ultimate Frisbee
Volleyball
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Extracurricular Activities and Clubs

(Total 24)
International Thespian Society
National Dance Honor Society
National Art Honor Society
Spanish Club
Soccer Club
Run for Hope
Queer-Straigh Alliance (QSA)
Photography Club
Musical Mustangs
MUSE (poetry competition)
International Thespian Society
National Dance Honor Society
National Art Honor Society
Spanish Club
Soccer Club
Run for Hope
Queer-Straigh Alliance (QSA)
Photography Club
Musical Mustangs
MUSE (poetry competition)
Movie Club
MOSAIC (Diversity Group)
Mock Trial 
Math Club
Magnolia (Yearbook) Magnet (School Newspaper)
Key Club (Community Service)
Gundam Club
Go Club
Chess and card club Celebrate Diversity Day planning team
Card Making
As Schools Match Wits (Quiz team)
AI Club
Dance
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Arts

(Total 18)
Acting
Choreography
Dance
Guitar
Music
Theater
Painting
Portfolio
Art
Music Production
Acting
Choreography
Dance
Guitar
Music
Theater
Painting
Portfolio
Art
Music Production
Music Theory
Drawing
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Basic Info

Year Founded: 1890
Campus Size: 254 acres
Boarding Rate: 63%
Religious Affiliation: No Religious Affiliation

Application Info

Deadline: 02/01
Interview: On Campus, Admission Travel to China, Zoom
Pre Interview: No Requirement
Other Accepted Scores: TOEFL, Duolingo English Test (DET)
School Code:
TOEFL: 8821
SSAT: 4762

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Brief Reviews

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5.0/ 5

Detailed Reviews

(Total 44)
5.0 / 5 Overall
5.0 / 5 Academics
4.9 / 5 Campus
5.0 / 5 Student Life
5.0 / 5 Athletic&Art
5.0 / 5 Transportation

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Frequently Ask Questions about The MacDuffie School

Tell me a bit about The MacDuffie School.
The MacDuffie School is Co-ed private boarding school located in Massachusetts, US. It was founded 1890 , and currently has about 230 students, 60.00% of whom are international students.

For more official information, please visit http://www.macduffie.org.
Does The MacDuffie School have rigorous academic requirements?
The MacDuffie School is offering 16 AP courses.

In recent years, 43 of their students score 4 and 5 in AP exams.

The MacDuffie School also have 76% of faculties whose degrees are master and above.
Where do The MacDuffie School students typically go for their colleges?
Based on the most recent matriculation data, 7.55% go to top 50 US universities and colleges*, 1.3% go to top 25, and about 0.78% go to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford and MIT.

*Ranking is based on the 2024 US News College Ranking.
What is the application requirement for The MacDuffie School?
Similar to most private schools in the US, The MacDuffie School’s typical admission requirements include school transcript, recommendation letter, application essay, and interview (often optional, but highly recommended).
What is the latest tuition for The MacDuffie School’s Co-ed student?
The total fee for The MacDuffie School in 2024 is $71,050 , which typically includes tuition, boarding fee, student management fee and a few other fees associated with managing international students.

For more information, please contact school’s admission team at Admissions@MacDuffie.org .
Where is The MacDuffie School located?
The MacDuffie School is located in the State of Massachusetts of USA.
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The overall rating for The MacDuffie School is A-.

The section ratings of The MacDuffie School are:
B+ for Matriculation
A for Academics
B+ for Extracurriculum
A for Community
A+ for Students and Parents reviews
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